Images from SPLASH! Duke Kahanamoku

Continuing the series of posts from my new book SPLASH!

From Chapter 15: “Fastest Swimmer Ever.”

Hawaii’s Duke Kahanamoku, who held the world record in the 100-meter freestyle for just shy of ten years, was an ancient age 35 when he finished second to Johnny Weissmuller in the event at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Kahanomoku is more famous today as the godfather of surfing.

 


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